grubstreet

[ gruhb-street ]
/ ˈgrʌbˌstrit /
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adjective

produced by a hack; poor in quality: a grubstreet book.

noun

Origin of grubstreet

First recorded in 1640–50
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Examples from the Web for grubstreet

  • You see,” he added apologetically, “when people begin to talk about anybody, we Grubstreet hacks thrive on the gossip.

    The Strollers|Frederic S. Isham